If you’re facing a felony or misdemeanor conviction, there are many things you need to know about your legal rights in Colorado. One of the most important aspects is that you should strongly consider the possible implications of making a statement to the authorities. There are strong legal implications to making a false statement to the authorities and, therefore, you are better off remaining silent than making a false statement.
- Do not incriminate yourself!
- Be very selective about who you speak to regarding your case [even family members can be forced to testify against you], and
- Do not post anything about your case on a social media website.
Some of the most common questions that people ask when they have been arrested for a criminal offense include:
- Am I going to jail?
- What will a criminal conviction do to my future?
- Will I be able to get a job?
- Do I need an attorney?
- How much will a criminal defense attorney cost?
A criminal conviction can result in very serious consequences including incarceration in the Colorado state prison system or the county jail. We strongly recommend that you seek the advice of an experienced defense lawyer. To put it bluntly, if you choose to handle your criminal case without an attorney, your chances of getting the best possible offer from the prosecuting attorney are very slim.
Barre Sakol can analyze your case, determine whether there have been any constitutional violations that can lead to the exclusion of evidence or dismissal of the charges, and build a good legal defense. He has the experience and willingness to aggressively pursue a dismissal and/or a fair disposition in your case. If necessary, he will take your case to trial.